SA stands in solidarity with Zim, despite human rights abuses - Naledi Pandor

2019-11-19 22:04

South Africa "unequivocally stand in solidarity" with Zimbabwe, despite alleged human rights abuses, according to a written reply by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor.

Southern African nations threaten to quit wildlife trade monitor

2019-09-01 08:17

Southern African nations are threatening to quit the global wildlife trade regulator after it refused to relax restrictions on trade in ivory and rhino horn and imposed a near total ban on zoos taking African elephants captured in the wild.

Mantashe slams Morocco over parallel Western Sahara conference

2019-03-25 17:38

On the same day that SADC opened its summit on Western Sahara's independence, Morocco, which stands accused of denying Western Sahara of its independence, has opened its own conference.

DRC's disputed presidential election

2019-01-24 15:13

Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in as the Democratic Republic of Congo's new president after an election fraught with delays and doubts.

African Union urges DRC to suspend final election results

2019-01-18 10:02

The African Union has issued a surprise last-minute demand for the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the dispited and presidential election, citing "serious doubts".

Sisulu wants probe into SA man's alleged links to jihadist activities in Mozambique

2019-01-01 14:56

The international relations minister views the allegations against Andre Hanekom in a "very serious light".

Zuma's legal mire deepens as Zimbabwe farmers seek R1.9bn

2018-12-18 16:37

A group of white farmers in Zimbabwe who lost their land say they will sue both Jacob Zuma and the SA government, and they hope to file their court papers "in the next few days".

Top Africa stories: MDC says Zim 'now a regional security threat', Ebola spreads to major cities in DRC

2018-12-08 07:39

The MDC says Zimbabwe is 'now a regional security threat' adding that SADC should intervene, and Ebola has spread to Democratic Republic of Congo's major city amid vaccine concerns.

Regional SADC force ends Lesotho mission

2018-11-28 20:24

At least 200 soldiers deployed a year ago to bolster security in Lesotho after the killing of the country's top army commander have left the landlocked kingdom, an official has said.

'Step down and avoid humiliation at Constitutional Court,' MDC's Chamisa tells Mnangagwa

2018-08-21 10:30

Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa has reportedly urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to "concede defeat" and "stepdown" to "avoid humiliation at the Constitutional Court".


'Violence linked to capitalist system', says Nzimande as SA grapples with unrest

2019-09-08 21:54

The SA Communist Party says the recent spate of violence in South Africa is a reflection of deeper challenges in the entire South African Development Community.

SA mulls withholding aid from 'rogue' African leaders for lack of support

2019-03-27 14:29

South Africa could in future withhold aid from neighbouring countries if they go against issues South Africa feels strongly about.

ANC raises concerns over DRC, Zim instability

2019-01-25 06:37

The ANC has said that it has noted with concern the political situations in both Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

SADC congratulates DRC poll winner

2019-01-20 15:06

The Southern African Development Community has congratulated President-elect Felix Tshisekedi and the DRC for conducting elections in a peaceful manner "despite the security and logistical challenges".

African bloc urges world to respect DRC election process

2019-01-17 21:34

A grouping of African states is urging the international community to respect Democratic Republic of Congo's sovereignty and legal processes as its constitutional court is set to rule on a challenge to the presidential election results.

African summit sounds alarm about DRC violence

2018-12-27 20:25

Five African heads of state has voiced "strong concern over acts of violence" during the presidential campaign of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where voting has been postponed in two restive regions.

Zuma's decision on SADC Tribunal unconstitutional, unlawful and irrational - ConCourt

2018-12-12 17:17

The South Africa Litigation Centre has welcomed a Constitutional Court judgment confirming a High Court ruling that former president Jacob Zuma's decision to suspend the operations of the SADC Tribunal was unconstitutional, unlawful and irrational.

MDC says Zim 'now a regional security threat'… asks SADC to intervene – report

2018-12-07 10:36

Zimbabwe's opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change party, has reportedly said that the country is "fast degenerating into a regional security threat, as its economic situation worsens".

Post-election violence probe: SA says ready to assist Zim President Mnangagwa

2018-08-28 06:15

SA would be ready to assist Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa with a commission of inquiry into the post-election shootings of protesters if needed, international relations minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Regional leaders call for calm ahead of Zimbabwe poll ruling

2018-08-19 18:01

Southern African leaders have called for calm in Zimbabwe as the country awaits a Constitutional Court hearing on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's disputed election victory.

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